31/03/2008

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies, 1983


Hi guys, sorry for the delay, I've been on vacation last week.

Today I want to present you one of my favourite bands with his best 2 albums. Maybe you will miss some song like Blue Monday, Temptation or Bizarre Love Triangle...the most celebrated singles, but this 2 albums contains most of the hits of the band.

Power, Corruption & Lies (Factory Records, 1983) is his second album after Movement (Factory Records, 1981) and some singles realised after Ian Curtis suicide. More influenced by the post-disco and electro movements of New York, where the band travelled in 1981, and the album becomes more synthesizer-based and less dark than previous works. Peter Hook's bass lines are amazing.

Tracklist:

1. Age of Consent
2. We All Stand
3. The Village
4. 586
5. Your Silent Face
6. Ultraviolence
7. Ecstasy
8. Leave Me Alone


Dancing in the dark!

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New Order - Technique, 1989


This another one is a classic. Their best album in my opinion. With influences of Ibiza's acid house and more melodic guitars than the others. It contains a lot of great songs, one behind another. Highlights: All The Way, Round & Round, Mr Disco and Vanishing Point among others.

Tracklist:

1. Fine Time
2. All The Way
3. Love Less
4. Round & Round
5. Guilty Partner
6. Run
7. Mr. Disco
8. Vanishing Point
9. Dream Attack


Dancing in the light!

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25/03/2008

VA : Achilifunk

Gipsy Soul 1969-79


17 Cañonazos Latin Flamenco Funk Soul Rumba Disco Groove by mythical Spanish gypsies of the 70s.

Paco, Paco, Paco!
Listen to it starting from the second track for a better gipsy experience.

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12/03/2008

Françoise Hardy - Comment Te Dire Adieu, 1968

Cover illustration made by Jean Paul Goude


Credits in this album are very interesting, because she dare with songs composed by Gainsbourg (L'anamour), Leonard Cohen (Suzanne), Brassens (I'l N'y a Pas D'amour Heureux) or Antonio Carlos Jobim (La Mésange). Although, the most important song is Comment Te Dire Adieu?, writed by Gainsbourg too, a nostalgic song about a farewell, but with happy poppy rhythm. Some songs are arrenged by great John Cameron.
Sweet and warm as she only can be.

Also, I added 2 bonus tracks, one sung with Jane Birkin and another with Air (French Band) from 1998. Salut!

1, Comment Te Dire Adieu?
2, Où Va La Chance?

3, L'anamour

4, Suzanne

5, I'l N'y a Pas D'amour Heureux

6, La Mésange

7, Parlez-moi De Lui

8, À Quoi Ça Sert?
9, Il Vaut Mieux Une Petite Maison Dans La Main Qu'un Grand Château Dans Les Nuages

10, La Rue Des Coeurs Perdus

11, Étonnez-moi, Benoît..!

12, La Mer, Les Étoiles Et Le Vent

Bonus:
13, Comment Lui Dire Adieu (avec Jane Birkin)
14, Jeanne (avec Air)


Très Jolie!

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10/03/2008

Chaka Khan on Drums

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07/03/2008

OST : Bilitis (by Francis Lai, 1977)


In 1895 the belgian writer Pierre Louÿs publishes the translation of the work of the Greek poet Bilitis, pupil of Sappho. The book had success for its erotic content; rather, lesbian content. In fact, the poetries were written by the same Louÿs, who invented the character of Bilitis and himself as a translator. In 1955 was formed in San Francisco the first lesbian organizations in USA called itself Daughters of Bilitis. Later, in 1977, one of the most commercially successful and controversial photographers in the world, David Hamilton, made a softcore film called Bilitis. Francis Lai composed its film score and won the César award of French Academy of Cinema as the Best Soundtrack Writer of the year.

It's a charming delight.

She and she!
Tracklist in comments

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06/03/2008

Update #3

I've had a regression!
Updated
my first 2 posts of the blog :)


Cream - Disraeli Gears


Love - Forever Changes